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Your Ultimate Guide to Vienna’s Open Air Cinemas in 2022

Since the dawn of time, stories have been told by humans under the starry sky. In the beginning, it was around a fire where stories were told and acted out in strange dances (we still do that if we’ve had enough to drink). Today, it’s done with popcorn, Dolby surround sound, and projector screens.

Here’s a list of Vienna’s summer open air cinemas, complete with our tips on the films you shouldn’t miss!

VOLXKINO – Open Air Cinemas in Vienna

different places all over Vienna (e.g. Karmelitermarkt, Reithofferplatz, Jodok Fink Platz, etc.)

May 25 – September 15


Drinks/food: Bring your own or find a Döner stand

And it’s back again for another year: the nomadic wandering cinema. The Volxkino will be hosting pop-up film screenings at unusual locations around the city. Included in the various settings are markets, parks and Gemeindebau (social housing complexes) courtyards. All movies will start at nightfall, and entry is free. Equally, pleasantly surprising is the eclectic mix of films in the programme.

Don’t miss Editor’s Picks:

Maikäfer flieg

When: SAT, July 30, 9pm
Where: Donerplatz, 1170
Language: German


The French Dispatch

When: THU, August 25, 8pm
Where: Paltaufgasse 16, 1160
Language: Original version with German subtitles


Grosse Freiheit

When: SAT, September 3, 7:30pm
Where: Schweizer Garten, Landgutgasse 1, 1100
Language: German

Kino am Dach – Open Air Cinemas in Vienna

June 1 – July 31, 9pm

10€ (9€ students), buy tickets online (no box office tickets!)

Food/drink: drinks are available and so is food most of the time. If you’d rather save your money, it’s not hard to sneak in your own stuff from home 😉

Ahhhh, ye’ ol’ favourite amongst the open air cinemas in Vienna – firstly, because of the vast range of films it screens and secondly, because of the view. No matter how warm the night is, there’s a pleasant breeze up at the Kino am Dach – the highest cinema in the city. As always, they’re bringing a stellar programme of international films to the rooftops of Vienna. EVERY! SINGLE! DAY! Check the programme out on their Facebook page or their website.

Don’t miss Editor’s Picks:

Die Dohnal

When: WED, June 29, 9pm
Language: German


House of Gucci

When: SAT, July 16, 9pm
Language: Original version with German subtitles



When: SAT, July 24, 9pm
Language: Original version with German subtitles

© Filmarchiv Austria / Sabine Maier

Kino wie noch nie – Open Air Cinemas in Vienna

June 23 – August 21, daily from 9:30pm

8.50€, reserve via  

Food and Drink: organic, seasonal food made with regionally sourced ingredients will be served up at every screening

The beautifully set open-air cinema of the Augarten, Kino Wie Noch Nie, is back again, and we have an inkling that this year’s going to be special. Not only is the atmosphere unique amongst the trees of the park, yet also the film programme they’ve thrown together is full of old favourites and relatively new hits.

Don’t miss Editor’s Picks:


When: MON, July 11, 9:30pm
Language: French with German subtitles



When: FRI, July 29, 9pm
Language: German



When: SAT, August 20, 9pm
Language: English

dotdotdot – Open Air Cinemas in Vienna

July 31 – August 31, on SUN, MON, TUE

pay as you wish!

veggie- & vegan-friendly

cash only

This is the one and only short film festival happening under the starry sky in Vienna, and boy is it a good one. There’s around 120 short films from around 40 countries on their programme. This is the open air cinema you should be attending if you’re looking to broaden your experiences when it comes to film. And trust us, many of the films on the programme will leave you thinking ‘…’.

Don’t miss Editor’s Picks:

The program is not yet available. Keep an eye on the website for details.

© stadt wien marketing Johannes Wiedl

Film Festival at Rathausplatz – Open Air Cinemas in Vienna

The Filmfestival on Rathausplatz will be looking a little different in the years of Corona. They will still be screening a range of concert films – from Classical to Jazz to Pop/Rock performances – up on a big screen. A huge screen will be installed in front of the beautiful town hall.

Throughout the summer, most films will be played twice. Check out the full programme on their website.

Also good to know… there will be an array of 22 food stands set up like always, boasting food from all over the world.


Don’t miss Editor’s Picks:

Queen: Hungarian Rhapsody Live In Budapest

When: FRI, July 14, 9:15pm


Swan Lake

When: SUN, July 16, 9:15pm, OR WED, August 31, 9:15pm


Hollywood In Vienna: The World Of Hans Zimmer

When: FRI, July 22, 9:15pm, OR FRI, August 15, 9:15pm


The Big Musical Concert From Vereinigte Bühnen Wien

When: FRI, July 29, 9:15pm

Les Misérables In Concert

When: FRI, August 5, 9pm, OR TUE, September 2, 8:30pm

FRAME[O]UT – Open Air Cinemas in Vienna

July 8 – August 27


Drinks/food: everything goes, if you run dry, there are plenty of bars around the MQ that will look after you

The Frame[o]ut (said with a digitally enhanced robotic voice) film festival at the MQ is all about sound and sight and how the two can be artistically combined. Amongst the programme are usually music videos, odd documentaries, short movies and experimentals.

Don’t Miss Editor’s Picks:

The program is not yet available. Keep an eye on the Frameout website for details.

© Stumm & Laut

Stumm & Laut – Open Air Cinemas in Vienna

August 11–14, from 8:30pm


Drinks/food: there are many restaurants in the vicinity, so you’re well taken care of

This special festival is dedicated to screening silent films. But don’t worry, there will be musical accompaniment by multiple bands. This year, Stumm & Laut will be happening yet another time at Columbusplatz in the 10th district.

Don’t Miss Editor’s Picks:


When: FRI, August 11


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Kaleidoskop Film und Freiluft – Open Air Cinemas in Vienna

July 1–17, daily 9pm


Drinks/food: Bring your own

Vienna’s most loved summer chill area, Karlsplatz, is hosting the Kaleidoskop Film und Freiluft – Festival. They will be playing international and independent films of the indie variety (don’t expect any blockbusters here!).

Don’t Miss Editor’s Picks:


When: FRI, July 1, 9pm
Language: Arabic/French with English subtitles and German subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing


When: SAT, July 16, 9pm
Language: English subtitles and German subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

via Facebook © Silent Cinema Tour

Silent Cinema Open Air Kino Tour 2022 – Open Air Cinemas in Vienna

June 27, 9pm
July 18, 9pm


veggie- & vegan-friendly

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Drinks/food: Get your drinks at the bar!

The Silent Cinema Tour is hitting Vienna this summer, screening plenty of awesome movies at the oh-so-famous beach bar, Strandbar Herrmann. Avid party people who know silent discos will know the ‘silent’ concept– you’ll get some wireless headphones through which you’ll be fed the sound from this hit film.

The film has not been announced yet. Keep an eye on the website for details.


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